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Maternal Work-Family Conflict and Psychological Distress: Reciprocal Relationships Over 8 Years

Westrupp, Elizabeth M; Strazdins, Lyndall; Martin, Angela; Cooklin, Amanda; Zubrick, Stephen R.; Nicholson, Jan M


The relationships between employed mothers' work-family conflict and psychological distress are unlikely to be static or one way. Using longitudinal data, the authors investigated reciprocal effects between work-family conflict and psychological distress across 8 years of the family life cycle. They modeled cross-lagged structural equations over 5 biennial waves of data, in 4 overlapping samples of Australian mothers reentering work between child ages 0-1 to 8-9 (N range: 1,027-2,449). The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Marriage and the Family
DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12262


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